Water Main Break 425-435 Wilson Ave

Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Confirmed water main break at 425 - 435 Wilson Ave. Road closed at Kingsway and Traynor. Repairs to begin at midnight.

Customers in this area may experience a decrease of water pressure or a loss of water service, until the repairs have been completed.


Instructions for residents: When the water is turned back on you may find it to be slightly discoloured or "milky".


Discoloured Water

The discolouration is from iron and manganese that are naturally occurring in the groundwater. When the mains are flushed or there is a change in pressure from events such as a fire or a watermain break; the iron and manganese that has settled in the distribution system can be stirred up. To eliminate the discoloured water you can turn on a cold water tap nearest your water meter and let it flush slowly for several minutes until it runs clear.


Milky water

If your water is "milky", it has air in it. You can turn on a cold water tap at the highest point in your home and again let it run slowly for a few minutes until the air is gone.